ekstedt (5391) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 5, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle (33 cl) from a friend. Hazy golden, medium white head. Intense perfumy and citrusy hops aroma, not well composed, a bit boozy. Medium to full bodied, medium carbonation. Semi dry, firm bitterness.
Reimer96 (1192) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a foggy orange with a night frothy and lacey off white head. Aroma of citrus oranges, peach, sweet honey and light toffee. Taste is pine, sweet fruit(peach), wet leaves, light toffee and a medium dry finish. Nice easy drinking imperial pilsner but would be a bit nicer if the finish was dryer... Has a crisp hoppiness to it and could be balanced with less sweetness... Overall still very good.
angelkostvo (577) - CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 21, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Orange colour, two fingers white head. Aroma of peach, orange, honey, Taste is light sweet, medium bitter. Medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation.. Very, very good Imperial Pilsner.
Inbreak (2003) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - DEC 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014 18.12.2013, 0,33l bottle sampled @ BBGTC Christmas tasting:
Small creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is lots of hops, wet leafs, soil, pine needles, citrus peel, alcohol, dried fruits. Taste is slightly sweet fruity, leafs, pine needles, hops, dried fruits, rubber, soil, bark, citrus peel. Longlasting bitterness, slightly dry harsh mouthfeel. Nice enough.
ClubGonzo (3984) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 18, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, shared with BBGTC. Pours a golden body with a medium creamy white head. Nose is licorice and piney notes, syrup and hints of soap and herbs. Taste is red fruits, red fruits, pine, spruce and hints of resin and soap. Medium body and carbonation. A bit old perhaps, but OK regardless.
ej (695) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - DEC 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear golden with a creamy head. Tropical aroma with light citrus. Hints of spruce and very faint soap. Bitter taste with citrus and tropical fruits. A light alcohol burn. Thick and creamy on the palate
RuNpali (33) - FINLAND - DEC 4, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
En kirjoitellut tästä oluesta muuta ylös kuin pisteet. Joka tapauksessa humalahakuiseen menoon aivan erinomainen imperial pils. Kuten arvata saattaa humalaa on käytetty aivan törkeän paljon. Ja kyllä, keitos on todella maukas!
tmzl (82) - SLOVENIA - DEC 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2014
Look: hazy yellow/amber. Very nice carbonation. Foam billowy with different sized bubbles, nice retention to white stable cover with few islands. Random lacing.
Smell: Pine, citrus zest, grapefruit - very IPA-ish hops. It’s also alcohol spicy with some hints of sweet malt, caramel and toffee.
Taste: quite strong and aggressive hop taste of pine, grapefruit and lemon. It continues to medium sweet malts and then again to an aggressive followup of clean sharp bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Very smooth and creamy, medium body with dry finish. There is some warming from the high alcohol content.
Overall: a more aggressive than your typical IPL beer. Mix of crisp lager and DIPA with strong focus on bitterness. Still an interesting, drinkable and solid beer.
tderoeck (4477) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2013 1/XI/13 - 33cl bottle from Geers (Oostakker) @ home - BB: 16/VII/19 (2013-1024)
Clear orange beer, big irregular off-white head, pretty stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: fruity, grassy hops, citrus, piny, sweet caramel malts, bit sugary, candy, apricot. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: sweet sugary start, citrus, lots of grapefruit, piny bitterness, lots of alcohol. Aftertaste: very bitter, almost medicinal, citrus, grapefruit, zest, grassy, dry and bitter ending. Ok, but way too much alcohol for what you get flavour wise.
Osprey87 (1578) - WALES - NOV 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cold bottle BB 2019. Clear and slightly sparkling. Very light orange/pink colour with a little head. Smell - peachy, passionfruit, musty hops, tangerine, a little alcohol. Body is a medium, quite spritzy. Taste - watery cordial start, then becomes caramelly, finish is sharp alcohol with assertive hop bitterness. Not like any lager I’ve ever had! Nice.